Chapter News

UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year (YTOY) 2018, postponed until 17th March 2019

Due to up to eight of the anticipated entrants being unable to enter the 2018 ATOS UK YTOY, we decided that to run the event with the remaining half a dozen players would not reflect the integrity that YTOY has built up over its many years.  Consequently, we have taken the decision that the competition will not run this year, but will in fact next take place on 17th March 2019 at The Musical Museum, Kew Bridge, London.

You can read the 2017 competition report here, and view photos of the event here

If you would like to make a contribution to help towards the costs of running this important event, please contact our treasurer Keith Reeve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Change to our September organist

Unfortunately, due to other commitments, Carol Williams is not now able to play for us at Woking in September.  However, we are delighted to confirm that 2011 Britain's Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn can, so we look forward to welcoming her and hopefully you and your friends and family, to the Wonderful Woking Wurlitzer on 15th September.

Full National (USA) Membership rates reduced

Due to the improved US$ vs UK£ exchange rate, we are able to pass on a price reduction for new or renewing Full National members.  The adult rate is now £60 per annum, and for those under 23 years it's £30.  Full details here 

Help needed

We need help and support in the following ways:

  • Chapter trustees.  You would need to be registered as a trustee of the charity, be able to support the organisation and attend comittee meetings.
  • Woking concert set up and take down.  We would particularly welcome local people who can regularly help with this as none of the committee live in Surrey, let alone Woking!
  • Woking concert raffle.  Organise obtaining good quality prizes, sell tickets at the concerts, help with the draw and cash up at the end of the evening.

If you think you can help or wish to learn more then please contact one of the ATOS trustees who's details you can find here.

Newsletter Articles

We always welcome contributions to our Chapter Newsletter.  If you can help in any way, either with articles or photographs, please contact the editor, Peter Collett, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.